Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2019

Project Manager - Higher Education & Healthcare (Pittsburgh)

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Overview

At DesignGroup, you can expect to make a difference through your work, to have a direct impact on the achievement of a meaningful mission, to significantly advance your career, and to have ample space for fun and balance in your daily life. We know that our mission requires incredible talent, mutual respect, a collaborative approach and teamwork – all of which are incredibly important things to us.

We are looking for professionals who are compelling leaders in their craft. People who possess creativity and excitement to actively contribute to our growing and innovative company with an unwavering passion to elevate. If you’re searching for a forward-thinking, ideas-based practice that is passionate about design, we want to hear from you. We are seeking a talented Project Manager with a commitment to join our Pittsburgh team.

 

Why DesignGroup?

DesignGroup has numerous, award-winning projects located throughout the United States. DesignGroup's work is unmistakable, with a balance of stunning contemporary architecture, thoughtful renovations and sustainable building practices. Civic responsibility is integral to DesignGroup’s philosophy; beyond bricks and mortar, the firm is deeply involved in community organizations and its design principals are recognized as thought leaders in design.

 

What we offer:

  • Innovative and growing firm
  • Creative Fun Environment
  • Flexible Work Schedule 
  • ½ day on Fridays year round
  • Comprehensive total benefits package including
    • Health & Wellness Programs 
    • 401(k) plans with company match
    • PTO and vacation
  • Professional Education and Career Development
  • And more

 

What will we ask you to do?  

  • Develop project scope, budgets and schedules, and develop strategies with project team members to ensure all project goals are achieved
  • With assistance from the project team, develop detailed work plan, project flow chart, PM checklist and other automated management tools
  • Conduct regular internal team meetings to review project status, outstanding issues and plans of action 
  • Encourage open communication and active participation in project issues by all team members
  • Pro-actively lead clients through all project phases with effective communications, aggressive project planning/scheduling, concise recommendations and strong direction of the decision-making process
  • Effectively lead the project team, promoting mutual respect, while challenging and motivating team members 
  • Develop and manage project budgets and manpower while achieving established profit goals
  • Actively support established design goals and concepts on all projects
  • Actively participate in project marketing to include presentations, proposal preparation, and selection of project consultants 
  • Manage all contractual issues in coordination with the Project Principal, to include scope changes, billing and collections
  • Strongly promote the highest quality of services to all project team members including Owner, consultants and contractor(s)
  • Effectively communicate project issues and decisions through telephone conversations, meetings, memos, transmittals, letters and reports
  • Actively communicate project status with Project Principal and Operations Leader

 

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Qualifications

  • Registered Architect with 7-10 years of experience
  • $5M+ higher education and healthcare project experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite, and REVIT
  • Professional communication skills and experience collaborating with support staff, consultants, subcontractors, and clients
  • Experience managing project budgets, schedules, staffing, and coordinating billing
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, time management, presentation skills and attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of building construction methods and materials and MEP systems
  • Knowledge of healthcare specific design and equipment requirements
  • Experience managing all phases of a project from schematic design through construction and project closeout
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks without immediate and constant supervision
  • Skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues
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